Enviromental Scientist/Specialist - Elmhurst, IL

Date: Jan 11, 2019

Location: Elmhurst, IL, 60126

Company: The Davey Tree Expert Company


Conservation Land Stewardship, LLC, is a native landscape restoration firm that provides services throughout the upper Midwest. We specialize in ecological restoration, native landscape construction, water resource management, and site stewardship.


CLS is currently seeking persons interested in a career in natural resources, as an Environmental Specialist working out of either our Elmhurst or Long Grove offices. We are looking for dedicated individuals who like to work outside and care about protecting the environment. This is a full-time position, in a positive environment with an emphasis on teamwork.  Compensation to be based on qualifications and experience, with great potential to advance.


Position Description and Responsibilities:    Selected candidate will be hard working, show a willingness to learn, and work collaboratively as part of a team. Specific job tasks include invasive plant species control, native plant and seed installation, prescribed burning and brush and tree removal. Majority of work is outdoors and may involve using equipment such as spray rigs, backpack sprayers and chainsaws, sometimes in rugged site conditions. The position is full time, but does depend on workload and weather conditions.


Required qualifications:  Potential candidates must enjoy working outdoors and show a strong background in environmental restoration and management, with at least 2 years of previous experience, preferably with an Associate or Bachelor Degree in an environmental field.  Possession of or willingness to obtain an Illinois Department of Agriculture Certified Pesticide Applicators License is a plus. Prescribed burn experience and native plant identification also a plus. Training in chain saw, brush saw, and 4x4 ATV/UTV beneficial, but will train. Completion of OSHA 30 Hour training course a plus.


Applicants must possess a valid driver's license, have a good driving record, and be able to report directly to the work site.  We are seeking hard working and teamwork-oriented individuals with excellent written and oral communication skills, and a professional work ethic with attention to detail and safety.


Additional information: Compensation based on qualifications and experience.  CLS offers competitive wages, excellent benefits and full-time position includes option to buy company stock after one year. Pre-employment Drug Screen and E-Verify Social Security verification required. Conservation Land Stewardship, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Apply by visiting the Davey Jobs website at https://jobs.davey.com/ and searching for  Req #35374.

Pre-employment Drug Screen and E-Verify Social Security verification required. Conservation Land Stewardship is an Equal Opportunity Employer  and is employee owned.


Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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